Colorado Panorama: A People’s History

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PHOTO GALLERY

Artist: Barbara Jo Revelle (http://barbarajorevelle.com/)

Date: 1991

Location: Colorado Convention Center, passenger drop-off

Collection: Public Art

Artwork Type: Mosiac

Material: Photographic Tile Mural

Description: The 600-foot long mosaic consists of thousands of gray-toned tiles arranged to represent the faces and activities of people important to Colorado - including politicians, farmers, explorers, and activists. The mural was contentious from the beginning because of the inclusion of many controversial historical figures: Black Panthers, labor activists, and Kit Carson (who participated in the genocide of Native Americans). Revelle views the piece as "an attempt to represent history, not whitewash it."